February 07, 2004

The Bushes, the CIA and American Fascism

As members of the Bush administration finally admit that the intelligence used to justify their invasion of Iraq was inaccurate, if not deliberately misrepresented, there is a growing impasse regarding who should take the blame for this - the government or the CIA? This blame game is, however, a meaningless distraction from the real issue: the Bush administration is actually controlled by the same shady group who have been controlling the CIA since its WWII inception.

In Washington today, the US government IS the CIA. It’s a scandal that makes Watergate look almost innocent by comparison. Indeed, Watergate itself is just a small part of this monolithic scandal. And much the same players are still involved, including Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld.

Sounds like a conspiracy theory, right? That’s what I thought too. But I’ve been dishing up the dirt on Bush & Co. since May last year and the more I learn, the more this “conspiracy theory” makes sense. How else do you explain the bizarre behaviour of these incompetent, money-hungry ideologues?

Give me a few minutes of your time and then, if you think I’m wrong, let me know. Otherwise, start telling everyone you know about this... If even half of this stuff is true, the USA is in very, very deep trouble.

Let’s start at the beginning, with Dubya’s grandfather, Prescott Bush, and the birth of the CIA.

During the 1930s, Prescott Bush was director of the Thyssen-owned Union Bank in Nazi Germany. He worked closely with two influential American brothers, John Foster Dulles (who later became Secretary of State) and Allen Welsh Dulles (who later helped create the CIA and became its director in 1953).

In 1933, just five months after Hitler came to power, the Dulles brothers signed a deal to coordinate all trade between Germany and America. They became the key link between top Nazi industrialists and a host of US millionaires, including the Rockefellers, William Randolph Hearst Sr., Andrew Mellon, Irenee du Pont, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan.

As director of August Thyssen’s Union Bank, Prescott Bush invested heavily in Thyssen Steel, the backbone of Nazi steel production. August Thyssen was an affluent German industrialist who financed the rise of the Nazi party and their front-man Adolf Hitler. His steel industry profited hugely from the Nazi war machine, particularly with the help of slave labor from concentration camps like Auschwitz, which he helped finance.

As the Nazis grew in strength, US-German businesses like the Thyssen-Bush Union Bank flourished. The Nazi’s pro-business Fascist policies and the growing war industry were a capitalist dream come true. Many wealthy US businessmen were eager to export the Nazi’s policies across the Atlantic.

In 1937, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, William E. Dodd, declared:

"A clique of U.S. industrialists is hell-bent to bring a fascist state to supplant our democratic government and is working closely with the fascist regime in Germany and Italy. I have had plenty of opportunity in my post in Berlin to witness how close some of our American ruling families are to the Nazi regime. . . . Certain American industrialists had a great deal to do with bringing fascist regimes into being in both Germany and Italy. They extended aid to help Fascism occupy the seat of power, and they are helping to keep it there."

Now, that is quite a staggering accusation – that wealthy US citizens not only supported the Nazis, they helped CREATE them! Worse yet, they were planning to supplant the democratic government of USA with a Fascist regime!

As the USA contemplated entry into WWII, the profiteering goals of these “ruling families” became increasingly at odds with US government policies. Things came to a dramatic head in 1942, a few months before the United States entered WWII.

President Roosevelt set up a new intelligence agency, the Office of the Coordinator of Information (COI), and appointed Allen Dulles as head of the New York branch. Ironically, Dulles’ primary task was to investigate the very US business links he himself had established with the Nazis! Roosevelt was in fact deeply suspicious of Allen Dulles and had already authorized British intelligence to wire-tap Dulles’ office. According to one author, "Roosevelt was giving Dulles enough rope to hang himself.”

"The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling power... Among us today, a concentration of private power without equal in history is growing."

-- President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

When the British wiretaps proved that Dulles was continuing to work with his German business clients, Roosevelt seized a batch of Dulles-linked firms, including Prescott Bush's Union Banking Corp, under the Trading with the Enemy Act.

According to one book, “The Secret War Against the Jews”:

"Once the government had its hands on Bush's books, the whole story of the intricate web of Nazi front corporations began to unravel. A few days later two of Union Banking's subsidiaries -- the Holland American Trading Corporation and the Seamless Steel Equipment Corporation -- also were seized. Then the government went after the Harriman Fifteen Holding Company, which Bush shared with his father- in-law, Bert Walker, the Hamburg-Amerika Line, and the Silesian- American Corporation. The U.S. government found that huge sections of Prescott Bush's empire had been operated on behalf of Nazi Germany and had greatly assisted the German war effort."

Prescott Bush was convicted by the U.S. government and fined one million dollars.

On April 12th, 1945, less than a month before Germany surrendered, and shortly after being re-elected, US President Roosevelt died. Although he had suffered childhood polio and been wheelchair bound, Roosevelt’s sudden death has always been a favourite subject for conspiracy theorists. The official cause of death was “brain haemorrhage” but Roosevelt’s doctor had always insisted he was healthy and his medical records have never been found.

What about Allen Dulles? Somehow (possibly tipped off by Washington associates, or leveraging influence through Vice President Wilson) Dulles had avoided Roosevelt’s allegations of treason. The Office of the Coordinator of Information (COI) became the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and Dulles spent the next three years as the OSS station chief in Berne, Switzerland. Once again, Dulles was perfectly placed to take advantage of the hectic WWII movement of money through Swiss bank accounts.

At the end of the war, Dulles moved to Berlin, where he spent six months as OSS station chief. During this time, he allegedly helped many influential and wealthy ex-Nazis flee the country with their wealth and sometimes even their reputations intact. He is also rumored to have recruited many former SS agents into the US intelligence services. And he also acted as the lawyer representing the Bank voor Handel en Scheepuaart in Rotterdam, Holland, which, like Prescott Bush’s Union Bank, belonged to Nazi steel baron August Thyssen. Dulles was perfectly positioned to protect Prescott Bush and other US businessmen from proper investigation.

In 1947, the OSS became the CIA. Dulles was closely involved with its development, and was named CIA deputy director in 1951.

Also in 1951, Prescott Bush reclaimed Union Bank from the U.S. Alien Property Custodian. When Union Banking Corp. was liquidated, Prescott Bush and George Herbert Walker (Prescott’s father-in-law) received $1.5 million. (The Union Bank, by the way, was also affiliated with “Brown Brothers Harriman”, who have since morphed into the Halliburton-affiliated “Kellog, Brown and Root”, the new privatizing kings of Baghdad).

Prescott Bush went on to represent Connecticut in the US Senate.

Allen Dulles became Director of the CIA, a position he held from 1953 to 1961.

Now let’s take a little breather. So what if the USA welcomed wealthy businessmen from Germany after the war, right? A nation has a right to operate in its own best interests, doesn’t it? And what if Roosevelt was wrong, and Dulles was innocent, and if Roosevelt’s sudden death really was due to natural causes? Besides, a lot of people were swayed by the Nazi’s propaganda and advocated similar economic policies - that doesn’t make them criminals, does it?

But what about Roosevelt’s concerns about “a concentration of private power without equal in history”? What about his definition of Fascism; “ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling power”? What about Ambassador Dodd’s warning that “a clique of U.S. industrialists is hell-bent to bring a fascist state to supplant our democratic government”?

Who let people like Prescott Bush and hundreds of others off so lightly after the war? Was there ever really such a “clique” and if so, what happened to them? Did they disperse and pursue other, more democratic interests? Or did they continue working to subvert the USA to their interests?

G. W. Bush's Iraq WMD fiasco is confirmation, if it was needed, that this group of Fascists has in fact survived and flourished, to the point where they now exercise extreme influence in both the US government and the CIA.

Of course, there is a lot more information to come in following posts: how Prescott Bush's son, George Bush Snr, became head of the CIA and then US President, the Bay of Pigs, the Kennedy assasination, the Nixon connection, and much more. I will continue putting the information together and post more information soon...


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